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The sun is shining, the snow is melting and the kids are out in the streets! All signs that spring is finally here and that means warm weather is soon to follow. This will be our second year doing an outdoor garden and we're pretty excited to get started again. Last year we learned a few things about what works and what doesn't so this year will be better. At least we aren't in the first year of trial and error, I can't remember how many plants we had die last year, so the planning begins!
10 Vegetable Gardening Must Haves
A large selection of garden vegetables. Grow your own beans, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, corn, cucumbers, lettuce, okra, onions, peas, peppers, radishes, squash, zucchini, tomatoes and watermelon. Plenty to feed your family and varieties to meet everyone’s taste.
Knowing exactly when to start vegetable seeds indoors, transplant them into the ground, pinch off the blossoms, and pick for peak flavor is the secret to enjoying bountiful harvests all through the season. In Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook, authors Ron and Jennifer Kujawski eliminate the guesswork with weekly to-do lists that break gardening down into easily manageable tasks.
Control of hard shell insects (fleas, ticks, ants, roaches, beetles, bed bugs, etc); Will not harm earthworms. Elimination and prevention of worms and internal parasites without chemicals. Improved coat and hoof condition. Fewer flies due to preventing fly larvae from developing in manure. Safe for Human or Animal Consumption.
Earthworm castings (1-0-0) are one of nature's most abundant and effective fertilizers. A rich, odorless, all-natural organic product that is extremely cost-effective because you use just a little to achieve big results. Four sizes available. Strong customer recognition and loyalty.
The Fiskars Softouch tools provide excellent comfort and durability to make digging, cultivating and transplanting in the garden a breeze. Each soft, contoured handle fits your hand naturally and encourages a neutral wrist position to help reduce hand stress and fatigue. The flat end pad of each handle also offers a smart way to generate more leverage than other garden tool. Softouch garden tools include a lifetime warranty.
Sterling's Rain Wizard 50 can collect and store up to 50 gallons of this precious rainwater resource and it will help you save money! The oak colored barrel is made from ultraviolet resistant polyethylene. It is resistant to rust, mold, and rotting and features a brass spigot for easy hose hookup. There's even a debris and bug screen to keep your water clean! The Rain Wizard 50 is designed to be child and pet safe. The barrel is made in the U.S.A.
Please welcome the 7 cubic foot Compost Wizard Jr. This little guy is the scaled down version of its 12 cubic foot kin. The Jr. holds 7 cubic feet of compost and sits on a wheeled base. The handles now provide better grip to make turning even easier. The 12-inch twist off lid keeps your compost safely closed off but is easy to remove and even doubles as an extra turning point.
The Contech Electronics Scarecrow Motion-Activated Sprinkler presents an innovative, humane way to keep pets and wildlife from disturbing your yard and garden without the use of complicated traps or potentially hazardous chemicals. The sprinkler combines a surprise spray of water with unexpected motion and noise to create a safe, effective deterrent to unwanted visitors, helping keep your garden looking its best.
This raised garden bed frame assembles without any tools! Simply use a hand screw driver to install the decorative tops. Tiered design is perfect for deep rooted vegetables.
The Vegetable Garden Drip Kit is perfect for any home vegetable garden! Efficiently watering your vegetable gardens has never been easier or more time efficient! Everything you need to water up to 100 linear feet of vegetables.
Good luck on your vegetable garden planning, I hope these must haves will have you on the right path to starting your garden off right!
What's your garden must have?